My name is Laura Elizabeth Haun. In July of 2018, I received my Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition to my Bachelor of Architecture, I completed my studies with a minor in Interior Architecture, in an effort to maintain the vital connection that the two professions hold.
I had the privilege to complete my final semester in Nashville, Tennessee, with a focus and emphasis on Urban Design and Architectural development within the urban context of downtown Nashville.
I have an educational background that includes studies in Computer Information Systems, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, and Art. My complete employment background varies from customer service, retail, consulting, graphic design, marketing, and web development, to direct architecture and interior design experience. I have a love for photography, design, structure, and travel.
"My passion and great enjoyment for architecture, and the reason the older I get the more I enjoy it, is because I believe we - architects - can effect the quality of life of the people." Richard Rodgers
My passion is architecture. That which we live our lives in and around. Moods are set and changed with regards to our surroundings. My aspiration is to create beauty in structure and its surroundings, design functional spaces, and have an eye and great appreciation for the minute details and bigger picture. I wish to use my knowledge for the greater good and influence others, making a difference along the way.
I strive to grow as a designer and professional with every moment that I am offered. I have been given various opportunities to strengthen myself as a designer, professionally. In the summer of 2017, I had the opportunity to travel abroad at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. While I was abroad I visited different cities and countries, absorbing my surroundings and immersing myself in the cultures. Overall, I believe my experience strengthened my understanding of architecture in a variety of cultures and has enhanced my ability to design with insight and a greater comprehension.
I currently reside and practice in Chattanooga, Tennessee, striving to obtain my Architectural Licensure. I am living an urban life in the heart of downtown, with just a short drive to the beautiful mountains and outdoor opportunities. The city of Chattanooga offers a unique opportunity with such variability in living and adventures, and only a couple of hours drive to multiple large urban hubs. The town is in a wonderful phase of development and I am thrilled to be a part of it. There is excitement to continue to see and help it grow in many facets.
"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins." Ludwig Meis van der Rohe